Since September 11th, the U.S. Department of Labor has been predicting that the employment of security management personnel will grow faster than all other occupations due to the threat of terrorism. UMass Lowell's Certificate Program in Security Management and Homeland Security is designed to provide students the knowledge in the area of security management.

More than at any other time, corporations are upgrading their existing security systems or contracting with private firms to secure their facilities and provide worker protection. This need is not expected to be short-term. Concerns with threats to property and persons in our country will continue to grow in the years ahead.

Offered by UMass Lowell's School of Criminology and Justice Studies, this online certificate program is perfect for

  • Personnel working in the areas of public safety, security management, and law enforcement
  • Executives in corporations responsible for overseeing in-house security programs
  • Information technology professionals

Criminal justice students interested in enhancing their future career prospects may also benefit from this program by broadening their studies to encompass security within private industry.

All courses from this certificate program can be applied toward UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, which is also available entirely online.

Program Highlights:
  • First-rate faculty
  • Commitment to the student experience
  • Flexibility and convenience
Learn More About This Program:
To receive more information, please fill out the Request Information form.

Click here for more information on the Certificate Program in Security Management and Homeland Security.



Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $380
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,170 ($380 x 3 credits = $1,140 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).



Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript sent to UMass Lowell. Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. Upon acceptance, notification will be sent to students.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or email financialaidquestions@uml.edu to determine eligibility.